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If you are only making a hundred dollars a week for all the time you are putting into it, maybe you should reconsider this as a work from home job.  Is that hundred dollars worth the stress, the time meeting with cheap customers who don't want to pay you what you are worth, time away from your kids or hubby or other tasks that you need to be doing to  keep the house running?  All the cleaning and organizing and ordering and shopping for a hundred dollars a week?  Since you...
Sure, it will be fine.  It goes in a container, cover with plastic wrap or a plastic bag, put in the freezer and forget about it for year.  But it really is up to them, you aren't a bit responsible for what it is like a year from now.
If you want to practice piping you can just turn a pan upside down with some non-skid under it, pipe all over it and then scrape it off and re use it again and again. 
Are you afraid of the cakes burning or the strips burning?  Are the cakes testing done when you remove them...just a few cake crumbs sticking to a tooth  pick?  If not, your oven may need to bake the cakes a little longer.  Are your cake strips too wet?  When I started using my home made ones I wasn't wringing out enough water and the sides of the cake weren't getting enough heat so the sides were too raw.  Once I wrung out more water it was fine.  I love my strips and by...
 Unfortunately I can't answer your question but one thing you said gives me  pause...."fully recovered and could do everything normally again"?  You may or not ever be able to do everything normally again.  You should look at all of your tasks and how you do them.  Analyze what motions are involved and think of how you can do the actions with greater ease and more efficiently or you could be back in the same predicament.  Carpal tunnel surgery isn't always a cure all and...
Another idea is to look at different fonts.  Some are kind of fun and the printed letters are staggered, not placed in a straight line so easier to do.  Another way is to print instead of doing cursive and put little dots at the ends of certain letters.  Have you tried trying different thicknesses of icing?  If it is too firm it makes it harder to pipe.
One suggestion...before you box the cake to take a really good picture of it.  Preferably with a neutral background.  A piece of foam core or one of those three sided tagboard displays like kids use for science fair projects works good.  That way you have a really nice picture to show your friends and to look back on.  I have no desire to sell cakes but I do like to share the pictures of what I make so I make sure I have pictures with neutral background and no box...
Very cute!  Nice work.
I have looked and searched and simply cannot find Indy actually saying or  posting how she makes her recipe into cream cheese flavored.  I find over and over mamawrobin posting 'her version'.  Her words are her version so I don't know how it is different from Indy's.  That recipe has WAY more liquid than the one I use.  When you have it mixed is it a good consistency or is it really soft?  I never measure and dump in the liquid for icing, I add as needed.  Is the wedding...
What is the actual recipe you are using?  The recipe written in this thread is one that someone modified of Indy's.  Sometimes as things get shared and reposted mistakes are made.  What recipe are you making?
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